Basel / Switzerland, July 09, 2013 – Jet Aviation Basel has signed an agreement with an undisclosed client to complete the interior of a BBJ1. The aircraft will be delivered green to the Basel Completions Center in the first quarter of 2014. Jet Aviation Basel was recently contracted by an undisclosed client for the VIP cabin interior completions of a BBJ1 aircraft.
“The customer has selected the Basel Completions Center based on the scope of our in-house capabilities and the depth of our skills and experience in this distinguished market,” said Ruedi Kraft, vice president, Market Development & Completions Sales, Jet Aviation Basel. “We are very excited about the prospect of transforming this empty aircraft into a fully functional, certifiable and unique V.I.P. aircraft interior.”
“We pride ourselves in being inventive, yet practical,” added Elisabeth Harvey, manager of the Interior Design Studio. “By working in close collaboration with our engineering, production and purchasing teams, we understand specific opportunities and constraints affecting the design of the aircraft interior, which helps us outfit green aircraft with innovative design, state-of-the-art technology and uncompromising luxury — fully tailored to the precise wishes of the owner.”
Jet Aviation has been completing aircraft at its Basel Completions Center since 1977 and has created more than 200 cabin interiors. The Jet Aviation Basel Design Studio was established in 2001 and employs 12 designers. Having created cabin interior designs for roughly 40 percent of the large, narrow- and wide-body aircraft it has completed, including three Boeing 747s, the Design Studio has successfully established strong working relationships with other design houses and world-renowned designers, some of whom are also specialized in VIP aircraft interior design.
Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,200 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft.
Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232 in addition to approval certificates of 21 other national aviation authorities.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 20 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.
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